Bath Spa University
The course is concerned with imaginative writing, which includes novels, short stories, poetry and script-writing. The emphasis is upon encouragement, to help candidates find and pursue a direction in their writing, and to understand the process of offering a manuscript for publication. The programme consists of 2 writing workshops, 2 context modules and the manuscript (a double module). Workshop 1 is a general writing workshop in which students experiment with a range of forms. Workshop 2 is a specialist workshop in prose fiction, poetry or scriptwriting. The context modules examine genres and looks at ways in which writers meet challenges from the public world.
Modules include: writing and the environmental crisis; suspense fiction; contemporary American writing; the writer and place; modernism and postmodernism; writing and gender; the short story; writing and politics; reviewing and journalism; narrative non-fiction; the love story; manuscript.
Assessment is by coursework only; each writing workshop is assessed on the basis of a folder of creative writing and an early draft of part of the manuscript; each context module is assessed on the basis of an essay and a folder of creative responses; the manuscript is 35,000-40,000 words (or the equivalent for poetry and scriptwriting).
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||October 2017||-||1 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Corsham Court||SN13 0BZ||South West|
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